Mariam, aged 37 years, is a married woman with three children, all of whom attend school. She owns a house that has electricity, but not piped water. Her greatest monthly expense is food for the family.
She has operated a retail shop business for the past ten years, selling household consumables, like wheat flour, maize flour, and sugar. She faces a major challenge of high transportation costs.
With the loan of KES 50,000, Mariam is requesting a loan to purchase stocks of sugar, rice, maize flour, and wheat flour. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance Trust to access loans, to boost her business.
About Yehu Microfinance Trust
This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.